Staycations, Santa Cruz Edition: Where to Eat, Stay & Drink Now

Dream Inn, Santa Cruz

Published January 10, 2022, in my The Bold Italic (TBI) column (my Bold Italic articles and weekly restaurant reviews here):

As COVID rages on, local trips and overnights beckon for easy, close-to-home getaways that don’t require flights. It was 2011 when I last wrote about Santa Cruz highlights, though I’ve stayed there and passed through numerous times in between, including visiting the chill town of Aptos, eight miles down the road. Here is my guide to a few highlights in the laid back, surfer city of Santa Cruz (SC), a brief 70 miles south of San Francisco.

Article here:

Santa Cruz coastline view from Dream Inn
Mentone’s porchetta special with fennel pure?e, salsa verde, arugula salad
Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge cocktails